Full-Time 45 hours per week (permanent)
Pay – £27,729 Per Annum
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This is an excellent and exciting opportunity to join our 40 bed nursing home, Garth House in Dorking, to work as a Head Chef.
Are you a passionate Head Chef looking for a new, exciting and rewarding job with excellent working hours and seeking a work/life balance?
You will provide the residents with a choice menu that is nutritionally balanced and is deliverable within the agreed budget. Supervise the catering team ensuring that team meetings and supervisions are carried out in line with the Company policy. Ensure that the kitchen environment is maintained in a hygienic and safe way and that all of the Companies responsibilities under the Environmental Health guidance are met.
We pride ourselves in consistently providing top class restaurant quality food for our residents, using the finest fresh, local and seasonal ingredients where all our dishes are cooked from scratch. For our Chefs, this means that they are able to bring their passion for fine food to life, whilst enjoying the variety of working with a regularly changing menu and exceeding our client’s expectations. In addition we provide Event Days for our residents, which showcase the skill of our gifted kitchen team, and we also have a private dining room available for our residents to have meals with their families on special occasions too.
We at Caring Homes Group are a well-established care organisation that provides a safe and homely environment where the unique needs of individuals are recognized and skilled staff is available. To ensure this we offer training and development for all staff to ensure that service standards are achieved.
In return we offer excellent working hours on a rota basis covering shifts from breakfast through to dinner, offering that work/life balance with alternate weekends.
Plan and implement a six weekly menu cycle taking into account the needs and personal preferences of the residents.
Get to know our residents, you will create a varied and nutritional menu that will satisfy all dietary needs and preferences
As well as being responsible for recruitment, training and management of kitchen staff, your duties will also extend to the prepping, cooking and serving of food
You will be accountable for managing all mandatory paperwork including: adhering to COSHH and HACCP guidelines, company policies and procedures, budgets, managing orders and deliveries
On occasion, you will manage the catering for special events or seasonal activities, such as summer fetes, Christmas parties and special occasion birthdays etc.
Experience in a fresh food kitchen, you will appreciate the importance of good quality home cooking to our residents.
Creative, innovative and passionate about food, you will share and listen to ideas to ensure our residents enjoy the best possible menus.
You will accommodate and respect the individual needs of Residents in line with both their care plans and personal preferences. You will get to know the residents and build relationships with them along with their families. This position is an integral member of the team within the Home.
Nutrition is an important element of the care package that we provide. You will be actively involved in the nutritional needs of the Residents and ensure that a high quality dining experience is received by everyone.
Food/Hygiene certificate and ideally you will be qualified to either NVQ 3 / 4 OR City and Guilds 706.1 / 706.2 (or equivalent)
What are some of the benefits we can offer you?
Great rates of pay – we regularly review regional and competitor pay rates to ensure we’re offering the best incentives to work with us
Flexible hours – enabling you to balance work and home life.
Voluntary Benefits Package – offering amazing retail discounts at over 8,000 locations nationwide, enabling our staff to make savings of up to £1,500 per year
Personalised career path ladders including support with your Care Certificate to ensure fulfilling career development
Learning and Development programme with full induction training including buddy system
Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Online Health Portal - All colleagues have access to the online health portal which enables you to make the most of full access to an encyclopaedia of health information
Refer a Friend Scheme – earn up to £500 refer-a-nurse and £250 refer-a-friend for care and support workers.
“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age".
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